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Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room


by James Baldwin

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

When Baldwin first showed Giovanni's Room to his publisher, the publisher said he should burn it because it would destroy his reputation. (Source)

In 1949, Baldwin met and fell in love with a young man named Lucien Happersberger. After several years, Happsberger married a woman. However, Baldwin dedicated Giovanni's Room to Lucien. (Source)

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